Tag Archives : MBA Careers

How Much Does the Prestige of Your Grad School Matter?

How Much Does the Prestige of Your Grad School Matter?

We make a living helping applicants get into the world’s most competitive business schools, law schools, and medical schools. So, it’s fair to say that applicants’ desire to get into the world’s top graduate schools is what puts food on our plates at night. (And those plates carry all sorts of food; the Veritas Prep team includes devout vegans, die-hard carnivores, and everyone in between.) But today we’re going to offer what may seem like a slightly contrary stance, one that some applicants need to hear this week after getting getting rejected or waitlisted by a top grad school: Your whole career and life are NOT determined by what grad school you attend!

Filed in: Law School
MIT Sloan Tech Treks Begin This Week

MIT Sloan Tech Treks Begin This Week


This week more than 150 MIT Sloan MBA students will kick off the annual rite of passage known as “Tech Treks,” visiting companies in Boston, Seattle, and Silicon Valley. While they will mostly hit tech-related companies (as the name of the trips implies), many of the companies they’ll visit are heavily consumer-oriented, such as Apple and Facebook.

Filed in: Business School
Job Advice for New MBA Students

Job Advice for New MBA Students

A first-year Tuck student recently posted a message on the Tuck School of Business admissions blog giving career advice to new Tuck (and all MBA) admits.

The student, Natasha V., writes:

When I was admitted to Tuck (a happy day!), I started asking more-detailed questions about the curriculum, community, housing

Filed in: Business School
Recruiter Demand for MBA Grads Remains Strong

Recruiter Demand for MBA Grads Remains Strong

This month the Graduate Management Admission Council released a report showing that demand for business school graduate remains strong even as the economy shows signs of weakness.

The report, produced by GMAC in partnership with the MBA Career Services Council and European Foundation for Management Development, shows 6% growth in the percentage of employers making offers to MBA grads, and an 11% increase in the average number of hires by each hiring company.

Filed in: Business School
Philanthropy v. Big Money

Philanthropy v. Big Money

Which means more to you? Would you rather take your MBA, go into the world of non-profit organizations to make a difference in the world? Or, do you want to launch your own company, start raking in profits, and live the high life? Either way is perfectly valid and respectable, but not necessarily equally desirable. Check out this BusinessWeek article for more on the topic.

Filed in: Business School